Johan Huizinga
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"Johan Huizinga", was a Netherlands/Dutch historian and one of the founders of modern cultural history.

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You only live a short time...and you are dead a long time..

Wake the French from their dream, and tell them honestly: 'No, we no longer have the dominant influence we once had in Europe, nor will we get it back. We can't put up a protectionist dam on our own against the neo-liberal world market either. However, we can try, together with our European partners, to maintain the social character of Europe as much as possible.'